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India, Mongolia Not Just ‘Strategic Partners’ But Also ‘Spiritual Neighbours’: Kovind

New Delhi: India and Mongolia aren’t simply “strategic partners” but in addition “spiritual neighbours” linked by the shared Buddhist heritage, President Ram Nath Kovind mentioned on Friday as he met his Mongolian counterpart Khaltmaagiin Battulga right here.

Kovind acquired Battulga at Rashtrapati Bhavan and hosted a banquet in his honour.

Welcoming him, Kovind mentioned that that is the primary go to of a Mongolian President within the final 10 years.

Expressing confidence that Battulga’s go to shall be a milestone in India-Mongolia ties, Kovind mentioned that India significantly values its shut and pleasant relations with Mongolia.

“We are not just strategic partners but also spiritual neighbours connected by our shared Buddhist heritage,” he mentioned.

Kovind famous that the relations between India and Mongolia are actually increasing into financial cooperation in a number of key areas like infrastructure, house and digital connectivity.

Each side are additionally cooperating intently within the fields of cyber safety, info expertise, catastrophe administration, mining and animal husbandry, he mentioned.

The President appreciated Mongolia for its constant assist to India’s candidature for the everlasting membership of the UN Safety Council.

Praising Mongolia’s resolution to affix the ‘International Solar Alliance’, Kovind mentioned this may strengthen the bilateral partnership within the renewable vitality sector and assist fight local weather change.

“Centuries-old people-to-people exchanges have been the bedrock of our ties. Buddhist monks and merchants from India travelled to Mongolia with the message of peace, concord and friendship.

“Equally, over the ages, Mongolian students and pilgrims got here to India in pursuit of Buddhist research and religious blessings. This ageless custom continues,” he mentioned, including that India, right this moment, is privileged to host round 800 Mongolian college students engaged in Buddhist research.

“India remains committed to working with the government and people of Mongolia to further strengthen and expand our Strategic Partnership for the prosperity of our two peoples,” Kovind added.

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